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ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) is working on a new laptop for gamers that's going to be big, both in size and performance. The company's R&D isn't quite ready to let the cat out of the bag, but it did share some tidbits that give you an idea of what to expect from what ASUS ROG considers "the future of ultimate gaming laptops." One of those tidbits sits inconspicuously in the tags section of ASUS ROG's blog post. We say it's inconspicuous because tags are generally intended for search engines like Google and Bing to index a website. But in this instance, one of the tags reveals that ASUS ROG... Read more...
NVIDIA's latest and greatest GeForce card, GTX 1080, is set to drop on the 27th. Leading up to that date, we're seeing a bunch of vendors show off their special designs in advance. We often don't get these sneak peaks before market availability, but as we can see, even if we do, there might be some details still held back. Case in point: inno3D. This Asian-based GeForce vendor has a new cooler coming called iChiLL, which will be available in two different flavors: iChiLL X3, and iChiLL X4. While inno3D is revealing what makes its iChiLL so good, it stops short of showing us what the actual card... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, at a packed event in Austin, Texas filled with tech press and attendees from the DreamHack gaming event that took place up the road, NVIDIA CEO Jen Hsun-Huang unveiled the company’s newest graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070. These latest flagships represent a true generational leap in performance and efficiency, thanks to NVIDIA's new Pascal GPU architecture at their core and the bleeding-edge 16nm FinFET + VLSI manufacturing processes used to produce the chips. For the last few years, virtually all of the discrete GPUs being produced used... Read more...
Boutique gaming PC system builders are a flourishing breed these days with new brands popping up on the scene regularly it seems. It's a testament to the fact that PC gaming, and the hardware the fuels it, is not only alive and well but kicking some major butt, especially with the advent of the eSports industry. Maingear has been building high-end rigs in boutique fashion since 2002 and in the process has racked up many awards over the years, including a few here at HotHardware. Today we're taking a look at a refresh of the Maingear RUSH SuperStock, a series of high-end PCs that we haven't looked... Read more...
Microsoft's Project Spark had a ton of potential. It was built up (no pun) to be the ultimate builder game, allowing users to create their own worlds, mechanics, and fun. The game even had the benefit of being available on both the Xbox One and PC, but alas, it has proven to be one of those games that just wasn't mean to go on forever. In an official post, Microsoft and Team Dakota jointly announced that Project Spark support would be discontinued, and as of right now, the game is no longer available for download. If you already have the game downloaded, you'll be able to continue to play until... Read more...
There are few things that can ruin an online game quite as fast as a cheater. If a bug is exploited, a cheater can turn an otherwise great game into a downright frustrating one, and it seems this is a point Blizzard understands well. While cheaters are almost expected in any online game, Blizzard is having none of it with Overwatch. In an official forum post, Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra says, "Play nice; play fair" is one of the company's core values, and it's something that's built into each and every Blizzard title. What does that mean in Overwatch? There's no lenience with cheaters -... Read more...
A few weeks back, we gave you our initial take on the retail-ready HTC Vive virtual reality kit. While we were able to explain the Vive’s specifications, setup, configuration, and give some opinions on the experience, at that point, we hadn’t had the kit long enough to form any solid, concrete opinions. We had experience with multiple versions of the Vive throughout its development cycle, but we thought playing with the retail version for only a few days wasn’t enough time to truly understand it, so we held off on making any final recommendations. We have, however, worked with the Vive for a number... Read more...
It's often said that records are meant to be broken, and that's certainly been true of the high scores in Donkey Kong, one of several classic arcade games in which players are still actively trying to set high marks in. But the record Wes Copeland set in Donkey Kong on May 5, 2016, might never be topped, not without a whole lot of luck. Copeland achieved a staggering score of 1,218,000 in Donkey Kong, an all-time high on any eligible platform, be it MAME or an arcade cabinet. His feat was achieved on the latter, though equally remarkable is that he reclaimed the record with a perfect run. For more... Read more...
Doom Powered By NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 And Vulkan API At a private briefing with NVIDIA, representatives from id software came out on stage to show off the upcoming game Doom running on the just-announced GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card using the Vulkan API. It was the first public demonstration of the game using both NVIDIA’s new flagship and the next-gen API, which is a low-overhead, cross-platform graphics and compute API akin to DirectX 12 and AMD’s Mantle. We’ve got some live-action from the demo available for your viewing pleasure here... Doom Running On The GTX 1080 Using Vulkan In the initial... Read more...
It’s time for yet another giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we have teamed up with our friends at Killer Networking and MSI and put together a fantastic motherboard giveaway, featuring two of MSI’s latest Z170-based boards equipped with Killer Networking Technology!Over the next week, you’ll all have a chance to win one of four MSI motherboards – two MSI Z170A Gaming M3 boards and two MSI Z170A Gaming M5 boards are up for grabs!Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socketSupports DDR4-3600+(OC) MemoryDDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance... Read more...
What better way was there to usher in the Spring season, and all of the great weather that comes along with it, than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside as long as possible? For this giveaway, we teamed up with our friends at AMD and put together a fantastic gaming system, complete with an AOC FreeSync display and AMD’s fastest APU yet!This time around you all had a chance to win an AMD A10-7890K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, a Patriot SSD, a MSI gaming mobo and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in a slick, DIYPC Cuboid-R case.The complete... Read more...
Fans of the original Mirror's Edge will be happy to hear that a follow-up title is in the works, dubbed Mirror's Edge Catalyst. ME Catalyst revisits the dystopian world of the original game with a fresh new story that expands on the origins of protagonist Faith Connors. The beta test just wrapped up last week. It offered a brief window into the look and feel of ME Catalyst, which is the unofficial reboot of the original 2008 parkour adventure from developer EA DICE. Back then, while known primarily for their success with the Battlefield franchise, EA DICE gambled on something completely new with... Read more...
In our latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Paul and Marco chat about Maingear's tricked-out, fully-custom, water-cooled Rush Gaming Rig, happening at PAX East, Big Changes At Intel, AMD's Radeon Pro Duo dual-Fiji powered graphics card, Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S and a lot more... Show Notes: 01:43 - AMD Radeon Pro Duo Preview: Dual Fiji Claims 1.3X Radeon R9 295X2 Performance 14:55 - Previewing Maingear's RUSH SuperStock X99: Opulence And The Killer Gaming Rig 26:01 - PAX East 2016: Killer Rigs And VR Dominance Punctuate A Thriving PC Gaming Industry 31:11 - Samsung Galaxy... Read more...
Online multiplayer through a broadband connection is one of the greatest luxuries of modern gaming, or at least it should be. Unfortunately cheaters threaten to ruin the experience for the population at large in any given title, and that's precisely what's been happening in Tom Clancy's The Division. Thankfully Ubisoft continues to make progress in catching and punishing cheaters. "Cheating players have been an issue for a number of you in the Dark Zone, and we’ve heard this feedback loud and clear. We are strengthening our efforts to address this problem," Ubisoft stated in a blog post. In addition... Read more...
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